Bruce Weiner is an Information and Internet Technology executive with over 30 years of in-depth experience managing product and software development for contracting companies and Fortune 100 companies. Since 2012, he has been a Technology leader at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Mr. Weiner is a Princeton trained computer scientist and electrical engineer, and a patent holder. Over his career, he has gained extensive experience in Information Systems management, program/project management, software development, software architecture, internet delivery, business applications, technology vendor selection, IT Outsourcing, and customer contact center operations.
Litigation Consulting Services: Mr. Weiner has experience as a consulting and/or testifying expert witness in software development, patent infringement, and commercial litigation matters for both plaintiffs and defendants. He is adept at translating complex software, patent, and technology issues for the lay person audience. He consulted on industry transforming anti-trust cases in the travel industry.
Sidney P. Blum, CPA, CFE, CPEA, CFF has over 30 years of professional experience in the areas of Forensic Accounting, Intellectual Property Economic Damages, Royalty Audits, and General Economic Damages. 2017 California CPA of the Year & 2012 Certified Fraud Examiner of the Year Mr. Blum is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Professional Environmental Auditor, and Certified in Financial Forensics by the AICPA.
As a world leading Royalty Auditor and Risk Advisor, Mr. Blum has deep knowledge of Georgia-Pacific factors and other major influencers on reasonable royalty rates for patent litigation. He led the national royalty audit practices for Big 4 firms Ernst & Young and KPMG where he also wrote the global methodologies for both firms. He is one of five members of the Board of Regents with the 80,000 member Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Clients: Mr. Blum's clients have included Adobe, Amgen, Beats Electronics, DGA, Disney, Dolby, DreamWorks, DTS, DKNY, Ed Hardy, General Electric, General Motors, IGT, IMG, Marvel, Mattel, McDonalds, Microsoft, MLB, and the NFL to name a few. Commonly audited industries include consumer products, electronics, software, apparel, media and entertainment, aerospace, automotive for trademarks, patents and copyrights.
Mr. Blum’s two books published by Oxford University Press and LexisNexis on financial terms in contracts are leading sources of valuable information for attorneys and contract negotiators. He has also made numerous presentations to law firms, professional groups, universities, and others regarding contract compliance and auditing. View Sidney Blum's Expert Witness Profile.
Forensic linguistics is the application of the tools, concepts and analytical techniques of linguistics to legal issues involving language. It has at least 13 sub-disciplines, of which I practice four. My expertise in these legal applications derives from my linguistic studies in granmmar, semantics, phonetics, dialectology, language change, lexigcography, and stylistics, as well as from my many years of writing and editing experience. Here is how all of this experience applies to legal cases:.
Forensic Semantics: Analysis of and expert opinion on the meaning of words, phrases, clauses, paragraphs, etc., in legal, personal, and commercial communication (e.g., interpretation of contracts, wills, prenuptial agreements, laws and regulations; trademark/copyright infringement).
Forensic Stylistics: Analysis of the syntax, style, word choice, spelling, punctuation, rhetorical strategies, and other features of anonymous, disputed, or forged documents (including e-mails); expert opinion on plagiarism, authorship and/or characteristics of author.
Nevium specializes in managing and increasing the value of intellectual property portfolios. You have your business plan; you have your marketing plan…Where is your IP plan? Quite surprising, most businesses don’t have an IP plan; nonetheless even know the total contents of their IP portfolio. At Nevium, we manage and monetize intellectual property and intangible assets. We believe these assets need to be identified, organized and managed in order to maximize value.
Nevium specializes in valuing, managing, monetizing and providing expert testimony related to intellectual property. Nevium values IP for business transactions, tax/estate, joint venture negotiations, transfer pricing and bankruptcy.
Nevium builds and manages intellectual asset management strategies for clients who want to monetize their IP. Mr. Bania and Mr. Buss are frequent lecturers on IP valuation and licensing issues and publish articles for numerous industry publications. Areas of expertise include music, apparel, publishing, film, food, automotive, sporting goods, furnishings, advertising, media, photography, retail and not for profit.
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Doug Bania, CLP, Founding Principal, has over a decade of expertise in managing, valuing and monetizing intellectual property. Prior to founding Nevium, Mr. Bania managed 100s of projects related to brands, intellectual property and the related intangible assets. He has assisted clients in intellectual property matters related to acquisitions, litigation, bankruptcy, tax, estate, family and marital disputes, and licensing. Mr. Bania delivers presentations and seminars on IP valuation, management and damages issues for various business and legal entities across the United States.
Brian Buss, CFA, Founding Principal, is a Chartered Financial Analyst with over 20 years of experience in valuations, financial analysis, and corporate finance both in the United States and overseas. Mr. Buss provides strategic advice for intellectual property portfolios and transactions, guidance in determining economic damages, and profit apportionment in civil litigation, and performs valuations of trademarks, patents, copyrights, brand assets, trade secrets, technology assets, celebrity endorsements and marketing activities, and other intangible assets. Prior to founding Nevium, Brian Buss managed over 100 cases as an economic and valuation expert. He has developed financial models and forecasts for acquisitions, business valuations, licensing transactions, and new business ventures. His entrepreneurial experience includes serving as co-founder and financial officer for a technology start-up. Prior to launching Nevium, he worked at San Diego-based consulting firms, Westpac Institutional Bank, and Deloitte & Touche’s Financial Advisory Services group in New Zealand and San Francisco. Mr. Buss has been engaged to speak by various institutions, both nationally and internationally, on topics concerning finance, valuation, and damages.
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Retained by 95+ law firms, Rhonda Harper MBA has provided consulting and testimony in cases involving trademarks and trade dress, advertising, branding, promotion, consumer privacy, consumer perceptions and behavior, innovation, product development and product launches, market analysis, market research, share and size, marketing effectiveness, corporate and marketing strategy, media relations, public relations, communications, and packaging.
Ms. Harper is routinely retained to formulate expert surveys, conduct rebuttal critiques, or construct rebuttal surveys to show the potential difference in results with properly designed and executed surveys. She has extensive experience and a deep understanding of survey design, sampling, question construction, data analysis, and methodological pitfalls that introduce bias or systematic error.
Located in Dallas, TX, Ms. Harper is a former Fortune 100 C-Suite Executive in marketing, branding, consumer research, strategy, licensing, public relations and advertising. Also a former Adjunct Marketing Professor, she has been retained by more than 95 law firms since 2005. She has conducted 50+ intellectual property Lanham Act surveys, produced 75+ reports, been deposed 50+ times, and served in 20+ trials and arbitrations.
Scott Hampton is a Certified Public Accountant and ABV valuation expert with over 30 years of accounting and forensic consulting experience. He has given trial and deposition testimony regarding intellectual property damages on more than 100 occasions in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C., and Wyoming.
Scott began working in the field in 1986 and has been engaged as an expert witness in more than 300 intellectual property cases in states across the country. In over 30 years of consulting, Scott Hampton has developed a reputation as one of the leading experts on intellectual property valuation and expert testimony in cases involving related claims. Mr. Hampton frequently provides expert testimony on economic damages arising from patent, copyright, trademark, and trade dress infringement; trade secret misappropriation; breach of contract; tortious interference; fraud; false advertising; unfair competition; cybersquatting; and unjust enrichment among others.
During his career Mr. Hampton has been retained by distinguished law firms including Baker & McKenzie, Latham & Watkins, Perkins Coie, Blank Rome, Reed Smith, Nixon & Vanderhye, Knobbe Martens, Sidley Austin, K&L Gates, Shook Hardy, Arent Fox, Dorsey & Whitney, Snell & Wilmer, McGuire Woods, McDermott Will & Emery, and many other outstanding firms.
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Scott D. Hampton is a CPA, ABV, CFF, and the founder of Hampton IP. He has over 30 years of forensic accounting experience valuing economic intellectual property damages due to patent, trademark, copyright, and trade dress infringement; misappropriation of trade secrets; breach of contract; tortious interference; fraud; false advertising; unfair competition; cybersquatting; and unjust enrichment among others.
Oded Gottesman, PhD, CTO of Compandent Inc., technology IP expert witness in such areas as telecommunications, cellular phone, and signal processing, provides technology expert witness services, prior art search, and consulting for Technology Patent Infringement, Patent Invalidity, Trade Secret Disputes, source code review, hardware analysis, and related matters.
Consulting Services - Dr. Gottesman provides consulting services for Telecommunications, cellular phones and networks, Digital Signal Processing (DSP), GPS, streaming audio and video, speech audio and video compression (coding), computer software and hardware analysis, communication systems and protocols, error correction, human interfaces, etc.. His work includes patent infringement disputes, patent invalidity disputes, prior art searches, source code review, and hardware analysis.
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Dr. Gerald M. Goldhaber, the president of Goldhaber Research Associates, LLC, is a nationally recognized Expert and Consultant in the fields of Political Polling and Warning Label Research. His clients include Fortune 500 companies, as well as educational and governmental organizations. He has conducted hundreds of surveys, including political polls for candidates running for U.S. Congress, Senate and President. Dr. Goldhaber also served as a consultant to President Reagan’s Private Sector Survey for Cost Control. Dr. Goldhaber has written and edited 10 books and is a frequent international lecturer on the topic of communication. He writes numerous articles on a variety of issues for publication in journals and newspapers across the country, and has served as a political analyst for radio and television shows. He has been selected as a member of Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World. Dr. Gerald M. Goldhaber serves in a number of organizations; he is currently a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Marketing Research Association, Gotham City Networking, Inc., and the International Communication Association, for which he held the title of Vice President.
Eric F. Forister, PhD is an Economist with expertise in industrial organization, applied microeconomics, and applied econometrics. He has extensive experience in applying economic insights to understand firm and market behavior, analyzing large datasets using advanced econometric and statistical techniques, and designing and evaluating surveys. He has co-authored medical research papers and legal publications on class certification and market definition. As a consultant, Dr. Forister has addressed issues such as:
Dr. Forister has analyzed dozens of industries including consumer packaged goods, luxury goods, food products, medical services, biotechnology, legal services, fitness, clothing, entertainment, real estate, air and ground transportation, telecommunications, television, electronics, heavy industry, advertising, restaurants, automobiles, gasoline, payment processing, and illicit markets.
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